Sunday, October 1, 2017
In the wake of the tornado devastation that ripped through the state of Kentucky on March 2, 2012, and claimed the lives of 22 people and destroyed the homes of thousands, local underground artists Rob Jackson and Da'Mon "Jup" Norris, have found away to give back through song. Pulling together a cast of local well-known musicians, they look to share Alright with everybody who will listen.
Fashawn returns with a new visual for “Confess” off his album, The Ecology. Animated & directed by Hectah, and set in the Wild West, the video is filled with familiar faces, gun fights and sweet revenge; with Fashawn's character fighting his inner demons. To celebrate the numerous "guest appearances," Mass Appeal Records & Fashawn would like to announce a "Spot The Rapper" contest for all fans. Three winners from the correct entries will be chosen and will have the chance to get a signed copy of The Ecology (vinyl) and a tshirt, but also, meet Fashawn and attend a show, as he provides support along the Jewel Runner Tour with Run The Jewels. To make it easy, we're giving you photographs of two rappers in this video, can you guess the other 11?
Rock (Heltah Skeltah): Shine Down featuring Kofi Black, produced by Pascal Zumaque, video directed by The Last American B-Boy, off Rock's first ever solo studio album "Rockness A.P. (After Price)" out now!!! R.I.P Sean Price!
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Off the upcoming album, "Anti-Hero" available Oct. 6, 2017 on Brick Records. Produced by Statik Selektah. Video by Ill Mannered Films.
From Brother Ali's full length album, "All The Beauty In This Whole Life" out now on Rhymesayers Entertainment: http://rse.lnk.to/AllTheBeauty "This is another presentation made possible by community. We shot it in New Mexico at Dar Al Islam, a beautiful worship and healing center built mostly by American Muslims in the Adobe style prevalent in the Southwest. Spiritual and wisdom tradition holds that buildings should be designed in harmony with the natural beauty of the location, as well as the culture of the people in that area. Many of my elders built this place, and many of my friends grew up there. One thing interesting about this location is that after the death of Tupac Shakur, the Dar Al Islam community opened its doors to film his “I Wonder If Heaven Got A Ghetto" video there. The dancers are Al Taw’am from Minneapolis. You may recognize them from the "Mourning In America” video, as well as their own international videos and news pieces. The twins are dear family friends and leaders in our cultural and spiritual community. Their movement speaks of their family legacy of dignified regality. I believe them to be royalty. They choreographed this incredible piece and brought the entire song and video to life. The video was directed by Kron, whom we've worked with in the past. He and his crew did an incredible job and I'm deeply grateful. Of course, Ant made the track with G Koop playing the instruments and deM atlaS added some additional operatic vocals at the end of the song. Special thanks to: Siddiq, Sidi Hakeem Archuletta, La'kisha Raeesah Holloman, Amir Sulaiman, and anyone else I'm forgetting. Please enjoy." – Brother Ali
Labels: Brother Ali
Monday, May 11, 2015
This is the first video from Choosey's upcoming release titled Left Field dropping on Dirty Science records Oct 14th, 2014. Download: https://soundcloud.com/dirty-science/choosey-fly-me-to-the-moon-prod-by-exile
This specific video is titled 'New Kings' and features Spycc, and Maia Rata and is produced by the multi talented Mzwetwo. It is from Raiza Biza latest album 'The Imperfectionist'.
After finishing up the last leg of their North American tour, PRhyme returns with a new visual for “You Should Know” featuring Dwele. PRhyme’s selt-titled debut is now available wherever fine music is sold.
The first video, “Opium Den,” from Foul Mouth Jerk's sixth full length album Death By Misadventure (which is now available). The video was shot, directed, produced and edited by Foul Mouth Jerk and Jon Jones for Low Batt Studios. Is it the first stop motion animation, crime drama rap video? I don't know, probably.. If you love "Opium Den", just wait for the sequel "The Perfect Crime", in production now.
Labels: Foul Mouth Jerk
“Equinox” (produced by Raz) is taken from Raz Fresco's upcoming album, Pablo Frescobar, which will be released on 6-2-15 on Black Light/Duck Down Music. Raz’s self-produced debut features appearances from Raekwon, Joey Bada$$, Bishop Nehru and Chuck Inglish. Raz Fresco is a 20-year old MC/Producer from Toronto, Canada. He's the lead member of the Hip-Hop collective, BKR$CLB. Raz has produced tracks for acts such as, Tyga, Big Sean, B.o.B., Wale, French Montana, Mac Miller and Bishop Nehru.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
This song is from the album "Libretto: of King Legend".
The Official Hometown Video featuring Glasses Malone, Jay Rock and XO produced by The OCS.
The song sounds exactly like the title: AB The Pro builds the beat around a soothing vibe chord change that XO compliments with unorthodox flow. Mirroring the musical mood, the video's director Blackie T takes us to a late summer barbecue in full effect: savory chicken and hot dogs grillin', homies chllin' and playing cards. Lyrically, XO makes clear that though skies may be grey at times, good vibes reign supreme. Lines like "The US Government played us like R&B, we were here before the colonies" point to the underlying conviction that fuels XO's tenacious but honest street style.
Labels: Uptown XO
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
One of my favourite songs by Deniro Farrar.
I know it ain't christmas yet but I had to share this because I love this song.
Fashawn releases the 2nd video “Guess Who’s Back” off of his sophomore album, The Ecology (executive produced by Nas). The album features award-winning artists and producers including Nas, Aloe Blacc, Busta Rhymes, Dom Kennedy, BJ The Chicago Kid, Alchemist, Exile, DJ Khalil and more.
The official WorldStarHipHop premiere of Mitchy Slick of Strong Arm Steady's "I Miss My Nigga" music video which is a tribute to the late Jacka. R.I.P The Jacka!
From the album, "Phantom and the Ghost".
Sunday, February 22, 2015
This song was the first time I heard of the Rock/Blues duo The Black Keys. Blackroc is the name they used when they made their album called "Blackroc". An album which features Hip Hop artists like RZA, Mos Def, Pharoahe Monch, Q-Tip, Jim Jones, Ludacris and Billy Danze of MOP. Check out more of The Black Keys if you enjoyed this song.
2nd single off "The Motive Of Nearly Everybody". The song is produced by 9th Wonder.
Here is a clip video of "Fuc The Law" to get you ready for the new album "Man Of My Word" coming in 2015... This song is too bring awareness to police brutality, not to bash cops, because there are cops that really do protect and serve instead of neglect and SERVE blows to us. At any rate, hope y'all enjoy the visuals as well as the sounds. Produced by DobCee... 1luv... -Da'unda'dogg Rest In Peace to all those wrongfully killed or beaten by police officers...
A Message from The Black Opera: "What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from." The Black Opera enlist the Queen Georgia Anne Muldrow to reinforce the multilinear concept of the beginning and the end. This songs nuance stands for power, rebirth, triumph, completion, and exhaultation. It is TBO's audible Alpha and Omega." About the album: Trusted with a culture kept under the concrete, the warning has been spread for years. Many assumed their operations were limited to underground societies or secret networks. But, The Black Opera have been among us all along. The time to hide is behind them. There will be no riot; the revolution has already taken place. The Great Year has come. The newest movement from The Black Opera is truth. After the telling of the three part epic, The Black Op: Era I, TBO has returned without allegory or allusion. The Great Year is a modern story of emergence and art- a resistance to assimilation. It is a story of triumph and camaraderie and a renaissance of new thinking. The new album's influences musically are as diverse as they are aesthetically. From tribal rhythms to overdriven synths and from pulsing drums to intimate vocals, The Great Year's sound is distinctly its own. Taking on a modern day palette, TBO has envisioned a new world, musically. With orchestration from creative minds like Tall Black Guy, Wajeed, yU and Arjun Singh, The Black Opera have assembled a team to help them communicate their message to the world.